News - April 2019

Tuesday 30 April - Sports Therapist required

The club are looking for a qualified Sports Therapist to work alongside the management team for the 2019/20 season.

Duties will include treatment of injuries, overseeing rehabilitation as well as training and matchday duties.

For further information in the role, or if you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and CV to secretary Daz Bloor at secretaryhendonfc@gmail.com

Posted at 22:29

Tuesday 30 April - April player of the month result

The player of the month sponsored by PP Wealth for April 2019 is Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick. He received 33% of the vote whilst Jacob Gardiner-Smith, Chris Grace and Luke Tingey were joint second with 14% of the vote each.

Shaquille will be presented with his prize by chairman Simon Lawrence at some point.

Posted at 18:09

Tuesday 30 April - Gray onboard for next season

Following discussions yesterday evening with Simon Lawrence, James Gray has committed himself to lead the club into the 2019/20 campaign providing much needed stability following the upheaval of 12 months ago.

Jimmy's assistant, Mark Boyce, has also confirmed that he will remain at Silver Jubilee Park next season.

Posted at 15:38

Monday 29 April - Managerial Review of the season

After the initial emotion of Saturday's survival, manager James Gray sat down with Steve Lytton before the presentation evening to look back over a roller-coaster first season in the Hendon hotseat.

The interview can be found on the HFCTV YouTube channel and at the below link.

James Gray season review

Posted at 19:56

Monday 29 April - Bucket collection raises over £300

The final total for Saturday's bucket collection in aid of Railway Children was an amazing £345.60. As previously mentioned, four of Steve Rogers' colleagues at Network Rail are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge in June, and this amount is 10% of their target. Railway Children is an international charity working with street children in the UK, East Africa and India.

Steve and the four walkers would like to thank all those from Hendon, Swindon Supermarine, Silver Jubilee Park and anyone else who contributed to the collection on Saturday afternoon. We also thank Silver Jubilee Park for allowing us to put a bucket on the bar after the game.

Posted at 10:34

Sunday 28 April - Dementia Awareness Charity Match at SJP

Quintain, Ashford Place, Silver Jubilee Park and Brent council are collaborating to bring Dementia Awareness Week to the forefront of conversations this May. Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia. But too many people living with dementia report feeling cut off from their community. We all have a role to play in making the UK a dementia-friendly place to live.

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Silver Jubilee Park is hosting a charity football match on Wednesday 22nd May in order to raise funds for Ashford Place, which hosts one of Brent's multiple Dementia Cafes.

The fun begins at 2pm with kick-off at 3pm and there'll be plenty of laughs, familiar faces and refreshments to enjoy at SJP throughout the day.

Entry is £3 and tickets can be purchased clicking here.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute then CAD Brent have set up a justgiving page where you can donate.

If you would like to help run the event and volunteer, please send an email to volunteering@quintain.co.uk

With each partner playing a vital role in helping to make Brent a dementia friendly borough, it would be great to see as many Hendon Supporters as possible support this brilliant community venture.

Posted at 09:19

Sunday 28 April - Post match interview

James Gray expressed himself as being 'over the moon' following Hendon's survival yesterday in his post-match interview with Steve Lytton.

The full interview can now be found on the HFCTV YouTube channel and at the below link.

James Gray interview.

Posted at 09:11

Saturday 27 April - April Player of the Month voting open

Voting is now open for the April 2019 Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth. To place your vote just click on the link below. The vote will close on Tuesday evening and the winner announced soon afterwards.

https://surveyhero.com/c/fb36276c

Posted at 20:42

Saturday 27 April - End of year awards

Following this afternoon's game the club's awards evening took place.

First team manager James Gray alluded to the challenges this season have thrown up yet had warm words for the supporters saying "...this is the best club I've been at, as player or manager." He awarded the first team awards and the winners were:

Top Goalscorer: Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick

Manager's Player of the Year: Lee Chappell

Player's Player of the Year: Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick

The joint manager of the successful Under-23 side, Finlay Johnson, thanked those at SJP and the football club for their support as well as Michelle O'Brien, John Creith Snr and the physio, Lauren. He then made the following awards:

Most Improved Player: Kahlil Francis

Top Goalscorer: Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway

Manager's Player of the Year: Alfred Acheampong

Player's Player of the Year: Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway

Tony Wood, on behalf of the Supporters Association handed over a cheque of £5,000 to Simon Lawrence before awarding their two awards - Supporter of the Year and Supporter's Player of the Year.

Supporter of the Year: Chris Rogers

Suppoter's Player of the Year: Lee Chappell

Finally, chairman Simon Lawrence expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Under-23s, the first team, the supporters and all of the matchday volunteers before awarding the chairman's award.

Chairman's Award: Daz Bloor

Posted at 19:13

Saturday 27 April - Survival secured

Hendon secured their survival at step 3 for another season with a crucial final-day 1-0 victory against Swindon Supermarine at Silver Jubilee this afternoon.

Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick's 6th minute goal proved to be the only goal of the game and meant that results elsewhere had no impact on the Greens' survival and indeed secured a 16th placed finish in their inaugural season in the Southern League.

Posted at 17:21

Wednesday 24 April - Bucket collection for Railway Children

Our bucket collection on Saturday afternoon will be for Railway Children, which is an international charity working with street children in the UK, East Africa and India. Four of Steve Rogers' colleagues at Network Rail are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) in June, and have set a fundraising target of £3,5000. This collection will go towards that target.

Buckets will be near the exit and near the bar entrance at the end of the game, and there will also be a bucket on the bar during the awards evening. Please give generously if you can.

In return, Steve & John Rogers will be holding a charity collection for dress-down Friday in September at Network Rail in Milton Keynes to raise money in aid of BWW Mind and Community Action on Dementia Brent, two of our charity partners at Silver Jubilee Park.

You can find out more about the Railway Children charity by clicking here.

Posted at 16:37

Tuesday 23 April - Taunton highlights on line

HFCTV have uploaded the highlights from Saturday's defeat against title-chasing Taunton Town to YouTube and are available free of charge.

The link can be found below:

Hendon 2-3 Taunton Town highlights

Posted at 12:15

Tuesday 23 April - Community raffle - Discounted entry

Interested entrants into the community raffle have a week to receive a 10% discount on their tickets into the draw where the top prize is shirt sponsorship for the 2019/20 season. To save money, tickets need to be purchased prior to Tuesday 30th April 2019.

As a reminder, the prices are:

500 pounds (discounted price 450 pounds) for 10 tickets

400 pounds (discounted price 360 pounds) for 8 tickets

300 pounds (discounted price 270 pounds) for 6 tickets

200 pounds (discounted price 180 pounds) for 3 tickets

100 pounds (discounted price 90 pounds) for 1 ticket

and the prize list is:

1st Prize - Front of Shirt Sponsorship

2nd Prize - Back of Shirt Sponsorship

3rd Prize - Short Sponsorship

4th Prize - Training Kit Sponsorship

5th Prize - Permanent Website on Website Carousel

6th Prize - Perimeter Advertising Board at Silver Jubilee Park

7th Prize - Full Page Advert in match day programme

8th Prize - Half-Page Advert in match day programme

9th Prize - Quarter-Page Advert in match day programme

10th Prize - 1 Free Entry into 2020/21 raffle

Anyone spending 500 pounds or more will also receive 2 season tickets for the 2019/20 season and there is no upper limit on the number of tickets one entrant can purchase.

All entrants will be listed on the 'I Scored a Goal' page on the Hendon Football Club website throughout the 2019/20 season and in the 2019/20 match day programme.

If you are interested, please contact chairman Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com

Posted at 11:17

Monday 22 April - Survival bid goes down to final day

Hendon twice took the lead in their final away game of the season at Chesham United but were unable to hold on to the points, being pegged back in the final minutes to draw 2-2 and ensure the survival saga goes right down to the wire.

Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick gave the Greens the lead from the penalty spot after 14 minutes an advantage that was held until just after half-time when David Pearce equalised for the Generals.

Hippolyte-Patrick restored Hendon's advantage with 16 minutes remaining, again from the penalty spot, before a handball decision late on gave Pearce the chance to level things up from 12-yards, something he duly did by drilling the ball straight down the middle of the goal.

Hendon drop to 19th, one place and one point above Walton Casuals in the final relegation zone as we go into Saturday's vital game with Swindon Supermarine.

Posted at 17:05

Saturday 20 April - Neal Rocks Greens

A hat-trick from Rocky Neal secured a 3-2 win for Taunton Town at Silver Jubilee Park this afternoon, a result which kept things interesting at both ends of the table.

The visitor's victory keeps them in the title hunt with two games to play following Weymouth's draw with Chesham whilst the Greens are now three points above the drop zone with two games to play.

Rocky Neal was the visitor's hero with a superb hat-trick. He opened the scoring in the 7th minute, a strike that was equalised in the 23rd minute by a superb piece of Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick opportunism.

Within 60 seconds Neal regained the advantage for the visitors with a superb solo goal of his own and although Hendon had the greater possession after the break, they failed to work the Taunton goalkeeper.

Neal completed his treble with a couple of minutes remaining from the penalty spot before Ogo Obi curled in a beautiful strike in stoppage time off the post, a goal that proved no more than a consolation.

The Greens visit Chesham United on Monday afternoon in pursuit of the result that could secure their Step 3 place for next season.

Posted at 17:21

Wednesday 17 April - Amendment to Saturday's Line-Up

With thanks to David Ballheimer for flagging it up, a change has been made to the team line-up for the game at Farnborough.

Matty Newman actually wore number 13 instead of Romario Jonas who was listed at 13 on the teamsheet and it was Newman that replaced Jacob Gardiner-Smith just past the hour mark, making his return from a lengthy injury lay-off in the process.

Posted at 11:09

Wednesday 17 April - Date for your Diary: HFCST & HFCSA AGMs

The AGMs of the Supporters Association and Supporters Trust will take place on the evening of Tuesday 23rd July in the clubhouse at Silver Jubilee Park.

The Supporters Association AGM will begin at 7:30pm with the Trust AGM following immediately afterwards with each meeting being open to fully paid up members of either body. There is still time to become a member by visiting the club shop on Saturday (for the Supporters Association) or by emailing hfcst1908@gmail.com (for the Supporters Trust).

This is a great opportunity for supporters to have a say in the running of their football club, to air any concerns and offer feedback and comment as well as helping to shape the future direction of Hendon Football Club.

Posted at 08:36

Wednesday 17 April - End of year presentations

The club has confirmed that the end of year presentations will take place following the Swindon Supermarine match on the final day of the season in the clubhouse at Silver Jubilee Park.

Our successful Under-23 and Under-18 sides will be in attendance as well as we take the opportunity to look back at the 2018/9 season and begin to look ahead to 2019/20.

Supporters who haven't already are able to vote for their player of the year by visiting the club shop this coming Saturday and casting their vote.

Posted at 08:26

Saturday 13 April - Disappointment for Greens

Hendon suffered a disappointing afternoon at the Rushmoor Stadium going down 3-0 at Farnborough.

Connor Cullen opened the scoring for the hosts on the stroke of half-time and completed the scoring, sandwiching a goal from Rob Bartley. The Greens also had a penalty saved to compound a miserable afternoon.

The result leaves the side in 17th place, however with Frome, Gosport, Walton Casuals and Basingstoke Town all losing, the gap between Gosport in 20th and the Greens remains 5 points with three matches remaining.

Posted at 18:05

Wednesday 10 April - Dorchester Highlights online

HFCTV have made the highlights of the draw with Dorchester Town available free to air on YouTube.

Hendon 0-0 Dorchester Town highlights

In addition, we are delighted to announce that the highlights of our final two home matches this season will also be made available free of charge.

Posted at 19:56

Monday 08 April - Gray philosophical after Dorchester draw

With thanks to everyone at HFCTV and our roving interviewer, Steve Lytton, James Gray was in philosophical mood following our goalless draw with Dorchester on Saturday at SJP.

The interview has now been uploaded to YouTube and can be found at the link below.

James Gray post match interview v Dorchester Town

Posted at 11:15

Monday 08 April - Under 23s trophy presentation

Our successful Under-23 side complete their league season at Silver Jubilee Park on Wednesday evening when they entertain Hanwell Town.

The squad will also be presented with the league trophy and medals after the game following their title success.

All supporters are welcome to attend and celebrate the side's success. Kick-off is at 7:30pm with admission of 3 pounds and the clubhouse will be open for refreshments as usual.

Posted at 11:10

Sunday 07 April - Player of the Year voting

With the season drawing to a close, voting has begun for this season's Supporters' Player of the Year.

Supporters are able to vote at either of our remaining home matches by visiting the club shop for a voting slip.

Posted at 12:57

Saturday 06 April - Goalless Greens edge closer

Hendon edged closer to safety following a 0-0 draw with Dorchester Town this afternoon.

In a game short on chances the Greens' second clean sheet in a row secured a welcome point. The result leaves James Gray's men in 15th place and five points above Gosport Borough with four games remaining.

Posted at 17:34

Thursday 04 April - Supporters Trust Membership Renewals

Thanks to everyone who has joined or renewed their Supporters Trust membership for 2019. Just over 100 members have paid their £10 this season which is a really good start, however we are looking to at least double this figure over the coming weeks.

If you haven't gotten around to joining or renewing yet please do so if you can. You are able to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or even by Paypal via the link on the Supporters Trust page on the website.

Remember that for just £10 membership entitles you to an equal share in the ownership of Hendon Football Club and provides you with the opportunity to have your say at the AGM that will be held in the summer. The date will be released shortly.

If you have any questions or would like any more details, please email Simon Lawrence at simon.hendon@btinternet.com or see him on any matchday.

Posted at 10:09

Wednesday 03 April - SJP Community Clean-Up Day

This Sunday sees local groups holding a Community Spring Clean in and around Silver Jubilee Park. Any supporters wishing to contribute some time and effort to helping are warmly encouraged to come along and help out between 11am and 1pm. The clubhouse will be open and providing free tea, coffee and biscuits to all volunteers. We hope to see as many supporters as possible contributing a little to supporting Hendon Football Club's place in the London Borough of Brent.

Posted at 11:53

Wednesday 03 April - March Player of the Month result

The winner of the March Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth is Lee Chappell, who received 29% of the vote. Ryan Hope was second with 25%, and Sergio Manesio was third with 18%.

Lee will be presented with his prize in a couple of weeks time ahead of our game against Taunton Town.

Posted at 07:09

Monday 01 April - Supporters Trust Board - Who's Who

The Supporters Trust board is currently comprised of 8 members, but who are they, what brought them to Hendon and just what do they do?

Each member has written an introduction which can currently be found on the forum at the link below:

Supporters Trust Board - Who's Who

The introductions will be added to the Supporters Trust section of the website in the next week or so. Meanwhile, the board are always on the lookout for new ideas and new blood. If you have any thoughts as to how the Supporters Trust board can better serve the needs of you, our members and fellow shareholders, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the board members at any matchday. Alternatively, feel free to email hfcst1908@gmail.com.

Posted at 14:17